Chevron Products Co. is rolling out a cloud-based microservices platform, iNFX from Vontier’s Invenco by Gilbarco Veeder-Root, in late 2023 to its U.S. network of more than 8,000 Chevron- and Texaco-branded gas stations.
iNFX gives Chevron flexibility to deploy technology updates as they become available.
With iNFX, Chevron can accelerate technology integration through standards-based APIs that can then be applied to any point-of-sale (POS) type on the Chevron network. This will allow technology updates to be deployed more quickly and easily for Chevron and Texaco marketers and retailers, capturing the value of the updates and providing a consistent customer experience.
“This new platform is also great for our Chevron and Texaco marketers and retailers,” said Tryp Wittstruck, channel experience manager at Chevron. “In addition to greater flexibility and speed-to-deployment, they can benefit from remote deployment through onsite iNFX edge devices or Invenco outdoor payment terminals, reducing the tech visits required to enable new features.”
The first stations will be equipped with the platform by the end of September, the company said.
Chevron is planning to facilitate upgrades at all branded locations in the United States by the end of 2024. This is the latest in a series of technology upgrades at Chevron and Texaco stations over the last two years, including the Chevron and Texaco apps and the Chevron Texaco Rewards program, which is expected to be available across nearly the entire U.S. network by the end of 2023.
“Chevron has been looking for a solution to enable faster transaction times and rapid deployment of new features and payment options to market, and we are excited to help achieve Chevron’s goals via iNFX,” said Karthik Ganapathi, president of Invenco by GVR, Greensboro, North Carolina.“Through iNFX, Chevron will have a microservices led, cloud-based solution that enables productivity, reduces complexity and operating costs, improves the consumer experience and accelerates Chevron's revenue growth.”
Chevron has also been modernizing payments technology to improve operational efficiency and flexibility for payments processing, settlement and station-level customer experience, according to the company. Changes will begin in late 2023 with the target to complete all upgrades by the end of 2024.
“All upgrades to our technology stack will position Chevron to better meet the needs of customers, marketers, and retailers well into the future,” said Rod Tos, Chevron’s manager for payments, loyalty and mobility.
Vontier Corp. is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
San Ramon, California-based Chevron is a major global integrated energy company. It produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies. The company aim to grow its traditional oil and gas business, lower the carbon intensity of its operations and grow new lower carbon businesses in renewable fuels, hydrogen, carbon capture, offsets and other emerging technologies.
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